History Film / TheIncredibleHulk

4th Apr '17 10:02:03 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Due to ContinuityDrift between this and later movies.
** Besides having Edward Norton instead of [[TheOtherDarrin Mark Ruffalo]] as Bruce Banner, the Hulk also looks slightly different from his appearances from ''The Avengers'' onward, with more ripped muscles. The Hulk's face also doesn't match Norton's face as well as Ruffalo's Hulk (and Eric Bana's, for that matter) matches his respective Banner. This was due to time constraints. Banner's eyes also glow green when he transforms, which was a nod to the TV series but was dropped in later films.
** The Super Soldier Serum is revealed through a FreezeFrameBonus to have been developed by "Dr. Renstein". In ''Captain America: The First Avenger'', the serum's inventor is named Dr. Abraham Erskine. The comics had Renstein as the original name of the doctor (obviously alluding to UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein) which was later {{retcon}}ned to Erskine, with Renstein explained as an alias. But given how the Captain America film plays out, it is likely that this serum was reverse-engineered from Captain America's blood by a different person.
10th Mar '17 5:43:15 PM NightShade96
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* MythologyGag:
** The scene in which the Hulk tears a car in half and uses the pieces as impromptu boxing gloves is a direct nod to the "Steel Fists" move in the video game ''[[VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction]]''. He also uses the Sonic Clap, and the Earthquake Smash, both from the same game.
** Betty buying Bruce stretchy purple shorts, only for Bruce to refuse to wear them.
** Several to the [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk television series]]:
*** During the montage of Bruce's travels after his first "HulkOut" the ending theme of ''The Incredible Hulk'' TV series can be heard.
*** Bill Bixby (that version's Banner) even makes a "cameo" from beyond the grave, via a clip from his earlier series ''The Courtship Of Eddie's Father'' playing on a television near the beginning. Also, when said {{Hulk Out}}s occur, [[GlowingEyesOfDoom his eyes turn green]], just like in the series.
*** During the last scene we see Bruce in, he opens mail addressed to "David B." In the series, "David" was Banner's first name, not "Bruce."
*** Lou Ferrigno, the Hulk to Bixby's Banner, makes a genuine cameo as a security guard. Also, he provides the Hulk's voice.
*** The device Banner exposes himself to in the flashback of his origin is identical to the one used in the TV show. Also, aside from the addition of a few glimpses of his LoveInterest, the origin-flashback is a shot-for-shot ''recreation'' of the TV series' opening-credits sequence, right down to the clothes Norton wears.
** When Ross' team is tracking Bruce's correspondence to Mr. Blue, his email runs through a database that briefly flashes the ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} logo.
*** The Mr. Green/Mr. Blue email correspondence itself is a reference to the comics written by Bruce Jones around 2003/2004.
** The strike team isn't sure if the Hulk is green or grey in the dark, a reference to the coloring issue in the original comic that led to the Hulk's current color.
*** Also, there is a scene where Hulk is shouting in the rain, and each time the lightning flashes, his skin looks gray in the light.
** One of the students who witnesses the fight at the university is named Jack [=McGee=], a reference to the investigative reporter from the TV series.
*** The other student being interviewed is Jim Wilson, the Hulk's former KidSidekick and ComicBook/TheFalcon's nephew.
*** The university is the Culver University obviously a shout out to the Culver Institute in the live action series that starred Bill Bixby
*** Similarly, the novelization identifies the student in the computer lab as Amadeus Cho, now better known as [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules' buddy]].
** Paul Soles played Bruce Banner in ''The Marvel Super Heroes'' and Spider-Man in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967'', now is the pizzeria owner Stan.
** Blonsky's slide into madness after taking the serum mirrors that of the 1950s Captain America. In fact, since the ''Captain America'' movie is in the same continuity as this one, it's entirely possible that the serum that is given to Blonsky is precisely the same one. It's stated in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' that the super serum strengthens the user's main personality traits. For Cap, it was his heroism, for ComicBook/RedSkull, it was his evilness, and for Blonsky, it was his [[BloodKnight love of fighting]]. This is confirmed in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', where it's also mentioned that Bruce's accident was the result of attempting to recreate Erskine's work by using gamma radiation instead. It's possible therefore in this continuity, Banner also took a version of the serum which brought out his repressed anger.
** The [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Super Soldier Serum]] used in the movie is shown to have been developed by an organization known as Weapon Plus. Weapon Plus had several programs working on supersoldiers, the most famous being [[{{Wolverine}} Weapon X]].
** Earlier Banner mistranslates one of the Hulk's {{catchphrase}}s: "You won't like me when I'm... hungry?"

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* MythologyGag:
** The scene in which the Hulk tears a car in half and uses the pieces as impromptu boxing gloves is a direct nod to the "Steel Fists" move in the video game ''[[VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction]]''. He also uses the Sonic Clap, and the Earthquake Smash, both from the same game.
** Betty buying Bruce stretchy purple shorts, only for Bruce to refuse to wear them.
** Several to the [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk television series]]:
*** During the montage of Bruce's travels after his first "HulkOut" the ending theme of ''The Incredible Hulk'' TV series can be heard.
*** Bill Bixby (that version's Banner) even makes a "cameo" from beyond the grave, via a clip from his earlier series ''The Courtship Of Eddie's Father'' playing on a television near the beginning. Also, when said {{Hulk Out}}s occur, [[GlowingEyesOfDoom his eyes turn green]], just like in the series.
*** During the last scene we see Bruce in, he opens mail addressed to "David B." In the series, "David" was Banner's first name, not "Bruce."
*** Lou Ferrigno, the Hulk to Bixby's Banner, makes a genuine cameo as a security guard. Also, he provides the Hulk's voice.
*** The device Banner exposes himself to in the flashback of his origin is identical to the one used in the TV show. Also, aside from the addition of a few glimpses of his LoveInterest, the origin-flashback is a shot-for-shot ''recreation'' of the TV series' opening-credits sequence, right down to the clothes Norton wears.
** When Ross' team is tracking Bruce's correspondence to Mr. Blue, his email runs through a database that briefly flashes the ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} logo.
*** The Mr. Green/Mr. Blue email correspondence itself is a reference to the comics written by Bruce Jones around 2003/2004.
** The strike team isn't sure if the Hulk is green or grey in the dark, a reference to the coloring issue in the original comic that led to the Hulk's current color.
*** Also, there is a scene where Hulk is shouting in the rain, and each time the lightning flashes, his skin looks gray in the light.
** One of the students who witnesses the fight at the university is named Jack [=McGee=], a reference to the investigative reporter from the TV series.
*** The other student being interviewed is Jim Wilson, the Hulk's former KidSidekick and ComicBook/TheFalcon's nephew.
*** The university is the Culver University obviously a shout out to the Culver Institute in the live action series that starred Bill Bixby
*** Similarly, the novelization identifies the student in the computer lab as Amadeus Cho, now better known as [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules' buddy]].
** Paul Soles played Bruce Banner in ''The Marvel Super Heroes'' and Spider-Man in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967'', now is the pizzeria owner Stan.
** Blonsky's slide into madness after taking the serum mirrors that of the 1950s Captain America. In fact, since the ''Captain America'' movie is in the same continuity as this one, it's entirely possible that the serum that is given to Blonsky is precisely the same one. It's stated in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' that the super serum strengthens the user's main personality traits. For Cap, it was his heroism, for ComicBook/RedSkull, it was his evilness, and for Blonsky, it was his [[BloodKnight love of fighting]]. This is confirmed in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', where it's also mentioned that Bruce's accident was the result of attempting to recreate Erskine's work by using gamma radiation instead. It's possible therefore in this continuity, Banner also took a version of the serum which brought out his repressed anger.
** The [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Super Soldier Serum]] used in the movie is shown to have been developed by an organization known as Weapon Plus. Weapon Plus had several programs working on supersoldiers, the most famous being [[{{Wolverine}} Weapon X]].
** Earlier Banner mistranslates one of the Hulk's {{catchphrase}}s: "You won't like me when I'm... hungry?"
MythologyGag: Has [[MythologyGag/TheIncredibleHulk its own page]].
10th Feb '17 9:54:43 PM BookReaderUSA
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The film received a fair amount of critical success, but, [[ScrewedByTheLawyers thanks to legal issues with Universal]], has not gotten a sequel. Even worse, when the Hulk next appeared in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' alongside Film/IronMan, Film/{{Thor}} and [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain America]], he was [[TheOtherDarrin recast]] with Creator/MarkRuffalo, and few references were made to any of the events in this film [[note]]Aside from a quip said by Banner himself about [[spoiler:he "broke Harlem" the last time he was in New York]][[/note]]. This left its place within the MCU in limbo; it was easy to assume that Ruffalo's version of the character was a second reboot (lack of origin story notwithstanding). Its canonicity was finally reinforced when Hurt reprised his role as General Ross in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''.

As noted above, Bruce next appears in ''The Avengers'', released in 2012. After [[spoiler:a cameo in TheStinger of ''Film/IronMan3'' in 2013]], his next proper appearance would be in 2015's ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. He will next appear in 2017's ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' and 2018 and 2019's ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''.

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The film received a fair amount of critical success, but, [[ScrewedByTheLawyers thanks to legal issues with Universal]], has not gotten a sequel. Even worse, when the Hulk next appeared in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' alongside Film/IronMan, Film/{{Thor}} and [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain America]], he was [[TheOtherDarrin recast]] with Creator/MarkRuffalo, and few references were made to any of the events in this film [[note]]Aside from a quip said by Banner himself about [[spoiler:he he "broke Harlem" the last time he was in New York]][[/note]].York[[/note]]. This left its place within the MCU in limbo; it was easy to assume that Ruffalo's version of the character was a second reboot (lack of origin story notwithstanding). Its canonicity was finally reinforced when Hurt reprised his role as General Ross in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''.

As noted above, Bruce next appears in ''The Avengers'', released in 2012. After [[spoiler:a a cameo in TheStinger of ''Film/IronMan3'' in 2013]], 2013, his next proper appearance would be in 2015's ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. He will next appear in 2017's ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' and 2018 and 2019's ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''.
7th Feb '17 1:31:56 PM N8han11
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* KickTheDog: During the raid on the favela, Blonsky shoots Banner's dog because its barking annoyed him. [[spoiler: Thankfully, it was a tranquilizer round, but still it's a dick move.]]

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* KickTheDog: During the raid on the favela, Blonsky shoots Banner's dog because its barking annoyed him. [[spoiler: Thankfully, it was a tranquilizer round, but still it's a dick move.]]round.
31st Dec '16 7:14:00 PM Kalaong
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--> '''Ross:''' You must realize that what I'm about to tell you is very sensitive, both to me and to the Army. You know that we have a Bio-Force Department, [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger and that we had a bio-force enhancement research project developed during World War II...]]

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--> '''Ross:''' You must realize Let me emphasize that what I'm about to tell share with you is very tremendously sensitive, both to me personally and to the Army. You know You're aware that we have a Bio-Force Department, we've got an Infantry Weapons Development program. Well, [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger and that we had in WWII, they initiated a bio-force enhancement research project developed during World War II...sub-program for Bio-Tech Force Enhancement.]]
31st Dec '16 7:07:01 PM Kalaong
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--> '''Doc Samson''': He ''protected'' her. You almost got her ''killed!''

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--> '''Doc Samson''': He ''protected'' her. You almost got her ''killed!''''killed'' her!
14th Dec '16 3:39:47 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Toronto standing in for Harlem.
25th Nov '16 7:22:00 PM The12thDoctor
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-->-- '''Bruce Banner'''

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-->-- '''Bruce Banner'''
'''Dr. Robert Bruce Banner / [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]]'''
25th Nov '16 6:33:34 PM The12thDoctor
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25th Nov '16 3:31:51 PM BookReaderUSA
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As noted above, Bruce next appears in ''The Avengers'', released in 2012. After a cameo in TheStinger of ''Film/IronMan3'' in 2013, his next proper appearance would be in 2015's ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. He will next appear in 2017's ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' and 2018 and 2019's ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''.

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As noted above, Bruce next appears in ''The Avengers'', released in 2012. After a [[spoiler:a cameo in TheStinger of ''Film/IronMan3'' in 2013, 2013]], his next proper appearance would be in 2015's ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. He will next appear in 2017's ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' and 2018 and 2019's ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''.
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